Thursday, April 22, 2010


Of course, yours truly would find time during his tropical vacation to see a movie. It has to rain at least one day during my vacation every year. And it was either this, or sit and watch the 5 channels of weather that Florida provides to it's residents.

There has been a little bit of controversy around this movie. A little girl does grown up things (no, not that, gross!). She is known as "Hit Girl" and she decimates the bad guys. She uses foul language. Our very own Roger Ebert hated the movie. Saying it is too violent (paraphrasing and condensing) and has no moral compass.

But how is it? Well that's hard to describe. It wants to be two things. Even from the tagline above, they want you to know these are just real people, not 'super' heroes. And that's the case for about half of the movie. As we round that corner of the second act we move into fantasy super hero mode. As long as you're okay with the genre shift, you'll be fine. That's assuming you were on board before.

Nic Cage continues his trail of odd performances. I'm really beginning to enjoy just how out there he can become. When in costume he has a very strange elocution in his delivery. Hit Girl will be everyone's favorite. Expect to see a few of her costumes this Halloween. The title character "Kick-Ass" is okay. He's like Zach Levi on CHUCK. A handsome model made up to look geeky. Hey, it's Hollywood.

I would say it was good. I was entertained, but if you look a few posts back, this was a movie I was very excited for. It did not live up to the hype. Well, there's always Iron Man in a couple weeks. Fingers crossed.

Did you enjoy it?

Would you see it in theaters again?

Would you buy it?
probably not.

Would you rent it?
probably so.

Would you watch it if you saw it was on TV?


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